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How to Buy from iTunes Japan

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Important Note!

To buy from iTunes Japan, you MUST sign up for an iTunes Japan account and make purchases using a gift card (unless you have a Japanese credit card).

 

iTunes Japan Gift cards can be purchased at the following stores:

http://japancodesupply.com/collections/itunes-gift-card

https://www.japan-codes.com/product-category/itunes-japan-gift-card/

 


 

Step1: Sign up for an iTunes Japan account

Start iTunes
Start iTunes

 

 

 

 

Click on the "iTunes store" tab
Click on the “iTunes store” tab

 

 

 

 

 

How to buy from iTunes Japan - Step3
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the country flag icon at the bottom of the screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the "Choose your country or region" list, scroll down to the "Asia Pacific" section and click on "Japan". This will take you to the iTunes Japan storefront.
From the “Choose your country or region” list, scroll down to the “Asia Pacific” section and click on “Japan”. This will take you to the iTunes Japan storefront.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the iTunes Japan storefront on the right side of the screen, select the "App Store" from the drop down menu.
On the right side of the screen, select the “App Store” from the drop down menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In the app store, scroll down to "Top free apps" list and select "Get" from any app from that list.
In the app store, scroll down to “Top free apps” list and select “Get” from any app from that list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the pop-up, click on "Create Apple ID".
From the pop-up, click on “Create Apple ID”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to buy from iTunes Japan - Step8
Welcome message… Click “continue”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agree to terms
Agree to terms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fill in your email and password which will be your iTunes Japan login. Fill out the three security questions and your birthday. Click "Continue" when don.
Fill in your email and password which will be your iTunes Japan login. FIll out the three security questions and your birthday. Click “Continue” when done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For payment type select "NONE". For the bill address use an anonymous address. Copy and paste the text show below to match the info shown. Click "Create Apple ID" when complete.
For payment type select “NONE”. If you have the iTunes Japan gift card code ready, it can be entered now, if not later. For the bill address use an an anonymous address. Copy and paste the text show below to match the info shown.

 

Last name: Ken

Phonetic Last Name: けん

First name: Ryu

Phonetic First name: りゅう

Postal Code: 114-0001

Prefecture: Tokyo

City: Kita-ku

Street: Unknown street

Apt, suite, bldg.:

Area code: 080

Phone: 12345678

 

A verification email will be sent to your email inbox. Check your email.
A verification email will be sent to your email inbox. Check your email (Don’t press “OK” yet)

 

In the verification email from Apple, click "Verify now"
In the verification email from Apple, click “Verify now”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign in with the email and password you used in the steps above. Click "Verify Address"
Sign in with the email and password you used in the steps above. Click “Verify Address”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful verification will be confirmed. Click "Return to the Store".
Successful verification will be confirmed. Click “Return to the Store”.

 

In iTunes, sign in to finish creating your iTunes Japan Apple ID. DONE!
In iTunes, sign in to finish creating your iTunes Japan Apple ID. DONE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Step2: Purchase from iTunes Japan using a Gift Card

 

iTunes Japan Gift cards can be purchased at the following stores:

http://japancodesupply.com/collections/itunes-gift-card

https://www.japan-codes.com/product-category/itunes-japan-gift-card/

 

Once an iTunes Japan gift card is purchased, the store will send you a redeem code. Make sure to keep this code.

 

In iTunes, select the song you wish to buy and and click on "Get". This popup will appear. Click on "Buy".
In iTunes, select the song you wish to buy and and click on “Get”. This popup will appear. Click on “Buy”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A message will appear indicating the purchase cannot be completed. This is okay because you did not enter your credit card information at signup (unless you have a Japanese credit card). Most of us will be purchasing using a gift card. Click on "Billing info".
A message will appear indicating the purchase cannot be completed. This is okay because you did not enter your credit card information at signup (unless you have a Japanese credit card). Most of us will be purchasing using a gift card. Click on “Billing info”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click on the link to redeem your gift card code.

 

Enter the iTunes Japan redeem code the store has sent you and click "
Enter the iTunes Japan redeem code the store has sent you and click “Redeem”. DONE!

 

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